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Biffa awarded collections contract for Cornwall

14th January 2020

Biffa awarded collections contract for Cornwall

Biffa, the leader in UK sustainable waste management, has been awarded the waste collection contract for Cornwall Council. The Council’s Cabinet agreed to offer the contract on 9th January 2020.

The contract for Waste and Recycling Collection, Street and Public Open Space Cleansing will start on 3 October 2020 and run for eight years with an option to extend for a further two.

Biffa is a leader in sustainable waste management in the UK and has been successfully providing these services in Cornwall for the past 3 years. 

New initiatives next year will include a new state-of-the-art collection fleet, wheeled bins and food waste collection. There will be weekly separate collection of food waste, with fortnightly recycling and rubbish collections. From summer 2021, as part of a special campaign, every household will hear from the Council about their own role in this recycling revolution.

Roger Edwards, Managing Director of Municipal said: “We are delighted to have been nominated as the preferred bidder for the new Cornwall contract. We are looking forward to introducing new services to significantly improve recycling rates. The local Biffa team pride themselves on the excellent service provided to date and we look forward to continuing our productive working relationship with Cornwall Council.’”

Cornwall Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Public Protection, Rob Nolan, said: “This contract sees Cornwall poised to transform its recycling, something residents told us in our 2017 survey was a priority. We are very pleased to be continuing to work with Biffa. Following very positive collaborative dialogue and a ‘can do’ approach by everyone – especially Biffa – we now have a way of hitting impressive recycling targets.

“If, like most of the top-performing parts of the UK, we begin putting our food waste out for collection every week from Summer 2021, we can in one leap transform our recycling rates from the currently disappointing 38% to over 50%.”

About Biffa

Biffa is the UK's leading sustainable waste management business. We have over 8,000 employees working across more than 200 sites to change the way people think about waste. We operate across the waste management value chain, including the collection, treatment, processing and disposal of waste, as well as the production and sale of recovered commodities such as energy, paper, glass, metals and plastic. We are first choice for customers, with our national customer base including local authorities, large corporates and SMEs, and purchasers of end-product commodities and energy. We are structured in to two divisions: Collections and Resources & Energy. In FY19, the Group's total revenue was £1,091.2m and its Underlying EBITDA was £150.7m. Biffa has been listed on the London Stock Exchange since in October 2016 under the ticker "BIFF".

For more information visit www.biffa.co.uk